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ANN: Graduate School for a Day at the University of Texas at Austin (Virtual) 16 November 2021

The Graduate Program in Germanic Studies at The University of Texas at Austin invites you to find out more about graduate study by coming (virtually) to Austin to experience “Graduate School for a Day” on November 16, 2021.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event will be held online via Zoom.

During the event, participants will have the opportunity to sit in on graduate courses, meet with faculty and graduate students, and take a virtual tour of the campus.

Reminder: CFA: USHMM Virtual Faculty Seminar: Bioethics, Disease, and the Holocaust, Jan 3-7, 2022 (Deadline 31 October 2021)

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announces the call for applications for the 2022 Jack and Anita Hess Virtual Faculty Seminar on the topic of “Bioethics, Disease, and the Holocaust.” This year’s Seminar will draw on an interdisciplinary body of scholarship to make clear how the history of the Holocaust informs the fields of bioethics and public health, and vice-versa, addressing questions such as: What are the legacies of the Nazis’ uses and abuses of scientific

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Anna Maria Busse Berger
Reviewer: 
Jonathan O. Wipplinger

Wipplinger on Berger, 'The Search for Medieval Music in Africa and Germany, 1891-1961: Scholars, Singers, Missionaries (New Material Histories of Music)'

Anna Maria Busse Berger. The Search for Medieval Music in Africa and Germany, 1891-1961: Scholars, Singers, Missionaries (New Material Histories of Music). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. xii + 351 pp. $49.34 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-74034-8

Author: 
Javier Samper Vendrell
Reviewer: 
Christopher Ewing

Ewing on Samper Vendrell, 'The Seduction of Youth: Print Culture and Homosexual Rights in the Weimar Republic'

Javier Samper Vendrell. The Seduction of Youth: Print Culture and Homosexual Rights in the Weimar Republic. German and European Studies Series. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. Illustrations. xiii + 261 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4875-2503-3; $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4875-0734-3; $32.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4875-3606-0.

Reviewed by Christopher Ewing (Virginia Commonwealth University) Published on H-German (August, 2021) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)

Author: 
Helmut Walser Smith
Reviewer: 
John Breuilly

Breuilly on Smith, 'Germany: A Nation in Its Time; Before, During, and After Nationalism, 1500-2000'

Helmut Walser Smith. Germany: A Nation in Its Time; Before, During, and After Nationalism, 1500-2000. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2020. Illustrations. xvi + 590 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87140-466-4

Reviewed by John Breuilly (London School of Economics) Published on H-German (May, 2021) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (Jacksonville University)

Author: 
Alina Dana Weber
Reviewer: 
Heidi L. Nees

Nees on Weber, 'Blood Brothers and Peace Pipes: Performing the Wild West in German Festivals'

Alina Dana Weber. Blood Brothers and Peace Pipes: Performing the Wild West in German Festivals. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2019. 424 pp. $89.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-32350-9.

Reviewed by Heidi L. Nees (Bowling Green State University) Published on H-German (May, 2021) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (Jacksonville University)

Author: 
Gavriel David Rosenfeld
Reviewer: 
Brian Crim

Crim on Rosenfeld, 'The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present'

Gavriel David Rosenfeld. The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. xi + 399 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-49749-7

Reviewed by Brian Crim (University of Lynchburg) Published on H-German (April, 2021) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (Jacksonville University)

Author: 
Marco Bellabarba
Reviewer: 
Kurt J. Baird

Baird on Bellabarba, 'Das Habsburgerreich 1765-1918'

Marco Bellabarba. Das Habsburgerreich 1765-1918. Translated by Barbara Kleiner. Munich: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2020. x + 193 pp. $34.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-11-067488-0.

Reviewed by Kurt J. Baird (University of York) Published on H-German (February, 2021) Commissioned by Jasper Heinzen (Department of History, University of York)

Author: 
Stephen Milder
Reviewer: 
Andrew S. Tompkins

Tompkins on Milder, 'Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement and Political Environmentalism in West Germany and Beyond, 1968–1983'

Stephen Milder. Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement and Political Environmentalism in West Germany and Beyond, 1968–1983. New Studies in European History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 300 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-13510-9

Author: 
Sarah Thomsen Vierra
Reviewer: 
Brian Van Wyck

Van Wyck on Vierra, 'Turkish Immigrants in the Federal Republic of Germany: Immigration, Space, and Belonging, 1961-1990'

Sarah Thomsen Vierra. Turkish Immigrants in the Federal Republic of Germany: Immigration, Space, and Belonging, 1961-1990. Publications of the German Historical Institute Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 282 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42730-2.

Reviewed by Brian Van Wyck (Harvard University) Published on H-German (May, 2020) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Stefan Breuer
Reviewer: 
Nicola Karcher

Karcher on Breuer, 'Die Nordische Bewegung in der Weimarer Republik'

Stefan Breuer. Die Nordische Bewegung in der Weimarer Republik. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2018. 270 pp. $68.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-447-11019-8.

Reviewed by Nicola Karcher (Østfold University College) Published on H-German (January, 2020) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

Author: 
Peter C. Caldwell, Karrin Hanshew
Reviewer: 
Prof. Dr. Jacco Pekelder

Pekelder on Caldwell and Hanshew, 'Germany Since 1945: Politics, Culture, and Society'

Peter C. Caldwell, Karrin Hanshew. Germany Since 1945: Politics, Culture, and Society. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. xiii + 366 pp. $31.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4742-6241-5.

Reviewed by Prof. Dr. Jacco Pekelder (Universiteit Utrecht) Published on H-German (December, 2019) Commissioned by Jeremy DeWaal

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